A medical doctor with an MD or a DO degree may specialize in foot surgery after completing a general orthopedic residency and an option 6-12 month fellowship focusing on foot and ankle surgery. A podiatric foot surgeon, however, is trained as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, a degree that is entirely focused on foot problems. After podiatry school, DPMs embark on a three to four-year residency program that offers training that is specifically about foot and ankle problems. Podiatric surgeons may also continue their specialization even further by pursuing a fellowship in foot and ankle trouble, reconstruction, or diabetic limb care.
Foot problems that may require foot surgery include:
If you suffer from a foot or ankle problem that may require surgery, call Podiatrist Centers today at 773-375-7106 or 708-422-4300 to schedule an appointment where we can examine your foot problem and create the best treatment plan for you.